The Pillars of Christian Character
The Essential Attitudes of a Living Faith
Without question the crucial issue in living the Christian life is the condition of your heart. Actions may be temporarily deceiving, but ultimately your outward behaviour will reflect what’s inside, because your internal attitudes form who you really are. Those inner attitudes are also what God deems most important.
In this book one of Christianity’s most respected Bible teachers and pastors closely examines the foundational attitudes, or “pillars,” of Christian character as outlined in God’s Word. Pillars such as genuine faith, obedience, humility, selfless love, forgiveness, self-discipline, gratitude, and worship.
To some degree each trait, on its own, marks a person as one of God’s own and reveals an active, living faith. Each is an essential element of mature Christianity. But there is transforming power when you combine them in your everyday living as God commands. Your character will be grounded in godliness; you will see things from an eternal perspective; and your faith, your actions, your witness to others will be revitalised from the inside out.
John MacArthur, author of 150 books, including many bestsellers that have touched millions of lives, is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and president of The Master’s College and Seminary. He is also president of Grace to You, the ministry that produces the internationally syndicated radio programme Grace to You and a host of print, audio, and Internet resources. He also authored the notes in the Gold Medallion Award-winning MacArthur Study Bible. John and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fourteen grandchildren.